Sunday, May 20, 2007

SEA VIEW (BTU)

Sea View situated next to Riverfront Inn and facing the river

Bintulu is a small town with nothing much to offer except that it is rich in natural gas. That is why you can see a lot of Japanese, Korean or Westerners in and around Bintulu. They work in the many refineries and industries that dotted the Tanjung Kidurong area. Since my work brings me here, I have to make full use of my spare time available. One of it is of course FOOD! This coffee shop is situated just in front of the river next to Riverview Inn.

the place is crowded in the morning hour

The place is packed with morning crowds as I was there with my friends. Finding a place to sit is a major task here. You basically have to stand next to a table and hope that they will be annoyed by your presence and leave. That’s what you have to do for food these days. Hard work! They basically serve typical Foochow delicacies here. From the usual ‘kampua mee’ to the more exquisite ‘fried prawn noodle’. All the noodles used are handmade by them self so you can assure that its all fresh!

fried prawn noodle (RM12.00)

We had a plate of ‘fried prawn noodle’ that comes with big chucks of prawns. The yellow noodle blends well the aromatic prawn paste and also the prawn meat. The prawns are fresh and you be licking the shell for all its worth.

chu cha mee (RM3.00)

The next dish is a typical Foochow fare called ‘chu cha mee’. It’s basically yellow noodle cooked in thick dark sauce gravy served with meat, seafood and vegetables. Some people like it in soup form but we opt for the semi dry version. A dash of white wine makes the noodle yummy to the last drop. Just be more civilized and don’t go licking the whole plate clean.

8 comments:

ipohchai said...

yum yum....

alexcjlau said...

Ya! Very yum! yum!

frederickgam said...

The last time I was in Sarawak was like ages ago when I was still a toddler. Glad you take the time to feature highlights of the state in your blog. Hmm... all those food pix are making me hungry...hehehe.

Pete said...

Sea View Restaurant is famous for his prawn noodle. Wah... you tried most of the delicacies in Bintulu. More to be discovered however.

If you like chicken feet and clams,
there is a restaurant at another corner near the exit of Kampung. (I think the name is "Spring Cafe" if not mistaken)
Chicken feet are stewed and then fried. While clams are cooked salty and spicy with chillies, ginger, onion, garlic. Oh... they are my favorites~

But it opens only at night, working until 2 or 3 am!

alexcjlau said...

Thx Pete! Will certainly try the claim but chicken feet is just not my cup of tea. Anyway, haven't try the crabs at Ban Kee yet.

Pete said...

Seems like you done a lot homework on nice food in Bintulu. Haha...
If you dun mind, we can go for supper on a night when we are free.
Hope you enjoy your stay and keep in touch~

alexcjlau said...

Sure Pete. Let's keep in touch.

Anonymous said...

hi Alex....if u dont mind, i want to tell u something truth...Bintulu most famous prawn noodle is not at Sea View...the famous one is Chua Kee Seafood..If u at Bintulu u can go to M48 Pasar Utama( the add for Chua Kee Seafood)or u can msn me Tonymimi81@hotmail.com for more about the food stall.. thank...